Monday, July 12, 2010
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ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany Police Department said quality surveillance video from a burglary at Bargain Town located at 303 S. Slappey Blvd. led to a quick arrest, which also led to charges in a smash-and-grab hours earlier at The Warehouse Package Store at 1005 Pine Ave.
Police have charged Victor Roberts, 28, with two counts of burglary, and additional charges may be pending.
Police say at around 11:18 p.m. Sunday, someone used a large rock to break the glass of the front door of The Warehouse Package Store. Once inside, the burglar took cigars.
Hours later, at approximately 2:23 a.m. Monday, police say a male bicyclist stopped in front of the Bargain Town, pulled out a brick and threw it through the front-door glass.
Once inside, the burglar placed deodorant, t-shirts and men's briefs into a plastic bag, then ran out of the store.
At 4:41 a.m., officers observed a black male bicyclist who fit the description of the burglar in the 1100 block of West Whitney Avenue. The biker, identified as Roberts, was charged with two counts of burglary and transported to the Dougherty County Jail.
APD detectives stress the importance of having quality working video surveillance cameras/systems. Good video, coupled with aggressive patrolling, assisted in the quick apprehension of the suspect, police said.